We are having the ultimate textbook spring at our house! We recently went to visit some teeny little lambs that our friends rescued from inevitable slaughter. Their names were Jasper and Norman and they were so adorable, although I might have been even more excited about it than the girls…! There has been so much beautiful blossom around, the girls have loved spotting the blossom trees as we are driving and collecting the fallen petals on our walks. Tomorrow I am planning on doing some easter arts and crafts with them, and at the weekend we’ll be having an easter egg hunt around the garden. We’ll probably also pay the Easter bunny a visit, he hangs out at an old steam railway in one of the most beautiful glens on the east of the island, and word on the street is, he’s got lots of chocolate to give away…
The weekend just gone was sunny enough to head out for our first picnic of the year, so we packed up some tupperware full of goodies and headed to the Arboretum. We fed the ducks and strolled around collecting various twigs and leaves and found this beautiful huge blossom tree to play in. It was just about to warm enough for Lyra and Marnie to wear their new denim dresses, made of the softest organic cotton from Bibaloo.
Bibaloo are a fab online childrens clothing store stocking a large range of carefully selected and curated luxury brands for newborn babies, right through to 12 years. Each item is picked by one of the team, with the buyers traveling all over to see each collection in person to make sure its great quality, in line with the Bibaloo ethos. A lot of thought goes into every range they carry, which won them the best online store award of 2016 (read more about that here), and that includes stocking organic clothing brands, such as Imps and Elfs where the girls dresses are from. Imps & Elfs use organic fabrics (better for the environment, better for the people working with the textile and making the garments, and better for you) and only develop a product if they can make it socially and environmentally responsible. They work in co-operation with Made-By, which is a foundation set up to clean up the production process and make fashion, fair-trade, sustainable and 100% free from child labour. With an estimated 200 million children working in the textiles and clothing industry worldwide, it is really important to me, to buy from brands that take their ethics seriously and do their part to ensure that the production process is positive.
I hope you are having a great springtime, and have been getting involved in some springtime activities like us? We are hoping to visit Jasper and Norman again soon, and when we do, I must take some photos to share. Too. Much. Cute!